MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:06
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4770K-$470
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 346
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 609
MC Mixed 605
89% 597 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 386
Parallax 399
124% 403 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 413
Splatting 253
126% 303 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 127%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$139
5GB free
Firmware: EXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 481
Write 335
Mixed 343
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 21.6
133% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 21.6
76% 167 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 89%
Great: 96%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$64
611GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 83.6
Write 88.8
Mixed 92.4
67% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.42
112% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 62%
WD Green 750GB (2009)-$45
111GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 51.1
Write 53.5
Mixed 48.8
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.34
87% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 57%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$81
18GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 52.1
Write 64.4
Mixed 56.9
44% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.13
60% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2256 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 22.3
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.2
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 4,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974
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